Windlehurst School

Respect - Courage - Inspire - Achieve

Windlehurst Road, Stockport, SK6 7HZ

0161 4274788

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Windlehurst School provides school places for children with an EHC plan stating Social Emotional and mental Health needs for the Stockport Metropolitan Borough. We have 2 sites within the Stockport Borough supporting 48 secondary school age pupils.

We are a unique school offering vocational and academic qualifications to enable all our pupils’ successful outcomes.

We aim to provide a safe, caring environment where all achievement is valued and celebrated.

Here at Windlehurst all staff strive to provide… ‘strong vision for the future of the school which is shared by leaders and staff.’ ‘Positive relationships between pupils and staff are nurtured and valued.’ ‘Pupils say that they feel safe, secure and well cared for in school.’ (Ofsted May 2019)

We achieve this through our 4 core values
Respect – for each other, for ourselves and for the environment we are in

Courage – within ourselves; to embrace new challenges, to succeed

Inspire – ourselves and others around us to achieve

Achieve – value and celebrate successes

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Holidays during term time

In the past, it was common for schools to grant parents the right to take their child out of school on holiday during term time. This practice, however, changed in 2013 when the government abolished the right of headteachers to authorise holidays in this way. Now the law states that leave of absence can only be authorised "in exceptional circumstances".

For your clarity, it is highly unlikely that the headteacher or the Governing Board at Windlehurst school will authorise holidays in term time. If you believe that the circumstances around your request to take your child out of school during term time are indeed "exceptional", you are required to apply for authorisation in advance. Authorisation cannot be applied retrospectively. The headteacher may wish to talk to you before a final decision is made.

If, having read the above, you believe that your application meets the "exceptional circumstances" requirement, please contact the school office for an application form.